Mr. Goudas Events and News

Mar 29, 2014

Happy Birthday Sir

Another Milestone, another Triumph

A lifetime of accomplishments coloured with moments of pain or illness amongst business gains and mishaps - the tip of the iceberg for many of us.
Experiences and challenges surpassed that some can or choose only to imagine. Never accepting defeat or succumbing to the pressure and uncertainties of his business or personal life.
Few, like him, have emerged time and time again, scarred, but wiser, stronger and more motivated than ever before.
Therein lays an unquestionable mark of perseverance amidst life’s qualms and a testament to his resilience, resourcefulness and strength.

“The Man of all Seasoning” has for the past forty years established himself and his over one thousand food products within the ethnic communities in Canada.

So much so, that many believe he is from “their” part of the world.

Caribbean, Filipino, Indian, Asian, etc. he is not, but given the exceptional taste and quality of his products one would never know.

In 1967, with very little means, a handsome, ambitious, young, man arrived in Halifax, Canada from Greece since then has weathered many storms, fought many battles and won.
His life, its highs and lows have all abetted in his insurmountable success and the legacy which he has amassed and now shares over his websites.

From his recipes, his books and articles and the many food items available all over Canada under numerous brands but most popularly under the Mr. Goudas label. All evidence of seventy three years well spent giving in one form or another to others.
And now as he embarks on the other half (I’d like to think) of his sojourn, it is my hope that he is truly, happy with all he has accomplished, created and shared.

His unquestionable philanthropy and service to others as evidenced in his letters of appreciation amidst all else is why he is recognised and celebrated not just today but everyday.

In his Biography he preface’s:

“All people moving to another country, facing a new culture, language and surroundings,

without any friends or any money. Young people who can learn from my experiences.

Those who are depressed and are feeling as though the world is crashing around them, due to bad luck or serious injury….This is a solid testament of my desire to share feelings, experiences,

accomplishments, the highs and lows, with our customers, general public, supporters, friends and even the competition, whose respect I feel that I have earned.”

Clearly the stars were aligned, when the Creator on the 29th of March, 1942, Palm Sunday, blessed Thekla, with a beautiful, boy named Spyros. It is 73 years later, and an extraordinary human being and business man is celebrated.

Happy Birthday Sir Peter Spyros Goudas! It is a pleasure to have made your acquaintance.

May your journey go on with good stead while you continue to impart knowledge, advice, recipes and create food products that fortify and sustain us.


With Profound Respect and Admiration

Mickel Allen

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